Einstein’s math

In a previous post I mentioned that I was hoping to write an article called Mythematics. The idea is that I will investigate famous mathematical myths and either give evidence that they are true or debunk them. One that I had on my radar was the myth that Albert Einstein was bad at math. I…

Not so elementary my dear Doyle

I loved Sherlock Holmes mysteries when I was a child. A few years ago I learned the disappointing news that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a spiritualist who believed in séances.  Because of this, his once close friend Harry Houdini became a rival. Their falling out began when Houdini joined the Doyles for an intimate séance,…